Energy efficiency in buildings - Balancing costs with savings





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Published on Jul 10, 2012

Buildings -- whether public or private -- make up for around 40% of the total amount of energy consumed in the EU. The European Commission acknowledges this, saying in its energy efficiency plan last year that "the greatest energy savings potential lies in buildings". According to the EU executive, renovating buildings could generate savings of up to €1,000 per household each year and create up to 2 million jobs.

The Energy Efficiency Directive, a new law taking shape at the moment, is to become the most important instrument for revamping the existing building stock.

Invited contributors include:
• Jacek TRUSZCZYŃSKI, Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER
• Theodora PETROULA , Policy Officer Climate & Energy, WWF
• Oliver RAPF, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
• Randall BOWIE, Member of the Coalition's Steering Committee, The Coalition for Energy Savings
• Miguel SANZ, Energy Solutions Development Leader, Honeywell


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